Tuesday, July 25, 2006

CoreCLR at WWDC

Well, it's a bit of a strange time for me. I've accepted a position on the CoreCLR1 team working on the Macintosh version of the MiniCLR that's going into WPF/E2 and perhaps later other places. It's a little odd to be considering leaving a position I've ostensibly had since I got here (with only one major reorg), but fortunately(?) I have so much to do to wrap up what I was working on for MacBU that I haven't had time to ruminate overmuch. On the other hand, it's hard not to get excited about working on cool developer technologies.

After some amount of worry when it seemed the handoff between the two groups (which is scheduled to happen over this weekend) was going to jeopardize my going to WWDC, all is resolved, and I'm once again set to go down to San Francisco the end of next week. I'll just be wearing a slightly different hat is all.

I hope that within my first week at the new job I'll know enough about what we can tell other folks that I might have something to show at WWDC. Or at least blog about it some.

Many thanks to my colleagues at MacBU for making my stay fun. Who knows… maybe I'll come back sometime later with some newfangled scripting technology to use with Office. If only I could think of one…
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1 The CLR in CoreCLR stands for Common Language Runtime, a fundamental piece of .NET technologies.
2 WPF/E is Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere, a subset of WPF designed to work outside of Windows.

7 comments:

Corentin said...

Nathan, you'll truly be missed!!!!!
:'-(

Anonymous said...

I haven't used, or even seen, a Mac in more than a decade. But, I think it's great to see Microsoft port the CLR to another platform. I hope it'll be the start for other platforms someday. Until then, there is Mono, but competition is always a plus for all.

Mickey Stevens said...

Good luck at your new job! It's been a pleasure having someone so knowledgeable in the newsgroups.

Anonymous said...

"Other places"? Hmm, C# as a runtime option instead of VBA in Office? Maybe C# as a valid option for Cocoa/xCode?

The mind boggles...

Paul Berkowitz said...

All the best, Nathan. I guess you're going to get us (Mac) onto .NET. Maybe I can guess at a few "other places"...

Nathan Herring said...

Thanks for all the well-wishes. Perhaps I'll see some of you tomorrow (or during the week) at WWDC!

Star Girl said...

Congrats again on your new job. I hope it won't prevent me from seeing you sometime in the next 6 months or so. ;-)